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heard that hit. >> reporter: sandy knocked out powero almost 350,000 customers. with millions of outages in new jersey and new york, many people here are thankful. >> it's hard to imagine, the pictures of new york city. yellow cabs covered to the roofs. we were lucky. >> reporter: bge is moving swiftly to tackle the toppled trees and downed lines. >> the guide wire needs to be pulled out of the tree. >> reporter: the crew drove from missouri to lend a helping hand. >> 17 hours, and it was not with we expected. >> reporter: it's the same expectation many had. now many of them are thankful, with the help of these crews, that they should rebound so quickly. they've come in. they stayed out of their way. they've been very responsive. if you walk over, they talk with you. i'm very happy with what they've done. they've gotten us up and running so far pretty quickly. >> the missouri linemen said they spent five days in louisiana after katrina. once they finish their work they are expected to be sent north to help with new jersey and new york. all of us are looking at trees differently. we had a
comes your way in matter of minutes. >> they're calling it superstorm sandy. more than 100,000 people left without power. >> abc2 news chief meteorologist has beenractically living here for the past two days. >> i still cannot believe what happened to the pier down there. it's endured so many hurricane storms and could not get through superstorm sandy. it's up north basically about 50, 60 miles northwest of cumberland and the snow, as a result, still wrapping around the back side in garrett county, over two feet of snow. there's the ocean city pier, what's left of it. all you see are the pilings there. the waves beginning to calm down. kent island, watching the next high tide cycle at 7:00 tonight. the susquehanna, look at the movement. that river is whipping and very, very brown. so we're still feeling the effects from superstorm sandy. she's putting the cold air in our area, 30s. more on that straight ahead. >> all right. state officials have confirmed to us there have been three deaths related to sandy. >> a pasadena man lost his life yesterday when a tree fell on his ho
donald the worst of sandy. rain and strong winds they were here but nothing compared to what they saw in new jersey. we will show you how close we came to a direct hit on this friday november 2nd. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we have a little bit of a break but it was kelly and gray. >> feels like a typical fall day. and lynette this is a good thing right? >> well depends on who you ask. if you ask my facebook friends, they are not liking it at all. so today, it's going to be better. we will look at maryland's most powerful radar. things are drying out. yesterday we had drizzle around and showers and in a lot of spots. today driver and we will get a few more peeks of sunshine. i will show you what i am talking about once you look at satellite and radar. stepping out the door dry times we are dealing with partly cloudy skies right now. this time yesterday, more clouds around and they stuck around throughout the day. stepping out the door this morning the only difference is that it is cold this morning. make sure to have the coat as you head out the door. le
up and the rain continues to fall. but this is only the beginning of super storm sandy. we are tracking it for you all morning long. >> as we ride out the hurricane together, abc2 news is working for you. it's going to be a storm like no other storm we have seen whether you are dealing with power outages or flash flooding we have all the information you need to know to keep you and your family safe so stay with us this morning. team coverage starts right now. and we are on a half-hour early for you this morning because of hurricane sandy. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. storm has been tracked for a number of days but lynette and wyatt and mike doing all they can to keep you ahead of the storm a live shout on the outer banks of north carolina kill devil hill has been a hot spot. number of reports out of there. you see the waves rolling in. >> because of that we have had evacuations all up and down the east coast. most people listening to them not everybody is. so we have a lot to cover this morning. let's get to the weather. >> all right. l
>>> she is here and deadly. hurricane sandy and to blame for two deaths in maryland. this morning we're bringing you the latest. as had heavy rain and high winds continue out there. we start this tuesday morning. look at that tree on the house. >> from the beach to the mountains, we have your covered this morning with the super storm that hit every part of our state. we have team coverage. thank you for joining us, tuesday morning. megan pringle. >> and charlie crowson. all right. we are going to go to the nation capital. it was hit hard. this is the constitution. the winds whipping there. the wind and the rain. it the right a live shot this morning in baltimore. >> yes. that is a community that is seeing a lot of flooding. that is the case throughout central maryland. flooding in areas, down trees and debris in the other areas. so, you might be wondering are we out of the woods yet? here is lynette charles. >>> all right. megan, what is in store. more wind and also more rain coming in across the area. let's talk about hurricane sandy. what is going on with it right now. it is pos
>> tens of thousands of people still in the dark as we recover from superstorm sandy. >> it is same on same street. and brian cubeler, coming up more. >> an incredible look at the damage and what is next. >> and we are tracking sandy's latest position. >> we are still feeling the affects and those of you were warned to park high because the over flods. flooding. brian has more. >> reporter: this doesn't stop people from preparing one last time. while many are breathing just a bit easier tonight, some know sandy is not quite done. >> they have asked us to evacuate and moved our furniture to another floor. >> reporter: there fliers provide solutions and if not tow trucks stand ready. it is hardly a surprise and people he'd warning and hope to for best. >> it flooded this morning and they are anticipating it will be 1-2 feet higher because of the full moon and winds and runoff. we will keep your fingers cross and hope no one gets hurts and no damage. >> reporter: that tidal surge never came by and they were dry a couple hours ago and it is dry now. >> brian, you have a shot at peoria p
. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
ground fast enough with hurricane sandy on the way. they know all too well what will happen when the susquehanna river spills over the banks. >> it went to the ceiling. one room i replaced the washers and dryers. and this one here, it's going to be a lot worse than that one was. >> reporter: as if the gusting winds and drive rain is not enough as snd yea pushes inland the water will filter down to the north in the aftermath that will force operators of the conwingo -- conowingo dam to open the gates. >> when the gates open you are talking about 2 or 3 million gallons a second coming through the dam. that's a lot of water. and water from my experience is the most destructive force in the world. you can't control it. >> reporter: just up the hill at the water which fire department swift water rescue crews from texas and vermont will help with the expected flooding and rescue. >> it would take 2 or so hours for a commercial jet liner to fly over it. >> reporter: the townspeople prepared well for the high water moving out furniture and piling up sandbags. but now comes the tough part
. >> let's check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> sandy continue times act the state with snow to the west, rain showers and mixed snow showers across northern parts of central maryland. we've got pretty big waves there. 's the broad circulation. you can see that the rain/snow mix is a reality for parts of the state. it's showing a little bit of a changeover. the cold air is aloft. of course, sandy is wrapping in a lot of cold air on the back side of the storm. that's why we have snow coming down in garrett county, reports of over 20 inches of snow. some isolated reports could get to three feet. in ocean city we can still see that pier missing. we'll be posting a video on my abc2 facebook page. you'll see toward day break the pier breaks away. you'll see the time lapse video coming up very shortly online. check out the abc2 twitter and you'll see it there. showers, mixed showers. there will ab few flakes, 30s and cold. we'll have much more on sandy's impact coming up. >>> those who are living along the bush river, winters run. >> he's checking out the damage. there you've been
of entertainment studios. caught lightning in a bottle. >> awe of course the big news, hurricane sandy is on a dangerous collision course with the east coast expected to cause havoc for millions of folks who will face property damage as well as some times pretty lengthy power outages as well. >> new jersey and seven other states and the district of columbia, are all under states of emergency. it is the jersey shore expected to bear the brunt of hurricane sandy which is on track to make landfall a little bit later today or early tuesday. >> the list of canceled flights, well as the you can imagine that list keeps growing. more than 7,000,000 scrubbed so far and the ripple effect of the airline shutdowns will be felt across the country for several days to come. now the impact is starting to spread to europe and asia as well as airlines cancel flights to new york, washington and big u.s. cities. of course, the biggest, new york. we are bracing for the worst in the big apple. sandy makes its slow approach. mass transit, comes to a grinding halt. more than 1 million school children are stay
sandy, unlike any storm we have ever seen before, has been in town more than 24 hours and not going anywhere any time soon. >> we have seen incredible pictures. they keep on coming in. thank you for joining us. not only are we on the air early this morning but also are streaming live on abc2news.com, if you have to leave the house today or maybe somebody in your family does, you can stay on top of the situation. >> many of you heeded the warnings for governor martin o'malley. say home and stay out of the way. we have had a lot of flooding and wind and problems and the towns and cities we were telling you about yesterday, ocean city, new york, they are really reporting damage today. >> we will check in with those places. let's send it over to lynette charles. >>> we are not done yet. we are going to begin to wind things down throughout the day. lots of rain to show you, i'm going to show you that in a second. sandy is moving over pennsylvania. it made landfall last night, and we are going to be seeing a little bit of change in the forecast. for now, the winds sustained 7 a miles an h
:00. >> stay with usa regoing to continue our coverage of the aftermath of super storm sandy. we will have the latest, the death toll numbers continue to rise, power outages as well. we will let you know the situation in our area. . >>> wake of super storm sandy. >> we went from hurricane to super storm. there are a lot of stories coming out of the storm. now we are following all of them for you, our nation's capitol, dealing with the aftermath of the storm. another big story here in our community today, on the right side of the screen, looking at flooding. this in is hamden area. >> good morning maryland at 5:00 begins right now. >> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> super storm sandy is here. roads are flooded, power is out, the winds keep whipping outside the window. what you need to know to keep you and your family safe. >> we are all over it this morning, we have you covered. >> speaking of the mountains to the beach, depends on where you are. we have the rain and winds and severity of the flooding. west, they are snow. >> that's why they
where people are struggling to dig out after sandy. >> an entire community wiped out by sandy. a massive fire broke out in queens at the same time the storm hit and now those are seeing the destruction for the first time. we're going to take you there. thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charlie is on a special assignment. in the meantime i know a lot of you are finally saying, okay, we are gone with sandy and now what is next, maybe some sunshine so we can dry out and clean out. let's find out. we're going to send it over to meteorologist lynn net charles. >> we see that see a couple of light showers trike to work their way into carroll county and frederick county. we are dry looking at some snow towards the west. that will continue as we go throughout the day. we will be cold once again this morning. make sure you have that coat. we can see emmittsburg coming in at 42 degrees, 44 at perry hall and glen burnie. check out that hour by hour forecast for you as you plan. we're waking up around 6:00 this morning, that temperature at 44 degrees. we will be under mostly cloudy s
:00 central on abc. . >> cool and cloudy conditions as sandy pulls out of here. >> it's overcheming to see this turn out. overwhelming i've never seen it. >> folks excited for election day. hear why they couldn't wait to make a decision. >> there's no magic bullet. >> no magic bull lelt but there is a method to the madness. . >> right now we want to start with a look out the back window. why so dreary today? . >> will it clear up for tomorrow. we'll check in with with wyatt everhart. >> those cloudy conditions courtesy of sandy. it's mostly a hit or miss patch of drizzle overnight but we're clearing out nicely. still some clouds sweeping into our state from that system and again just a patch or two of drizzle but we're seeing clearing to the south and west. with that we'll cool down tonight. in the 40s now in rock hall. in the overnight, getting chillier than that, i think we could be down to 37 by daybreak. don't forget to check out the a bc two news weather app. . >> thanks wyatt. you want to know how important this election is, we're going to take you to randall's town. >> long
charles, is standing by with a check of exactly where we are headed with this. >> we do have sandy, it is north of hagerstown right now. i will take you in to the storm, this is a 3d look. lots of rain under the clouds we will see for today. from the clouds , the rain will continue, as we go through the nighttime hours. it will let up a bit. this morning we are dealing with pockets of heavy rain, you are seeing a big shield of green, but you are seeing some yellows and oranges in here as well. that's the heavier rain, back off towards the west, we have some snow, this morning and that will continue throughout the day as well. let's zoom in, on some areas where we are seeing the heaviest amount of rainfall across the area. you need to stay off the roadways for today. another band of rain pushing in here, it's across the bay, this will be moving off towards the west as we go through the rest of the morning. it's going to be impacting dundalk, sparrows point, lake shore, we have another batch of heavier rain around the dc area, the nation's capital, getting pounded now, if you are hea
>>> sandy is coming to our doorstep. you are looking live. we are live in ocean city. this is a live shot of ocean city, maryland where sandy is stepping ashore right now. it is so close to our board walk. tonight we are bringing you extended coverage on hurricane sandy. we are here with you for the next 90 minutes. we are working for you to get you prepared. there is flooding in ocean city. we are expecting to hear from the governor in half an hour. >> let's get the latest from chief meteorologist quiet (everí) hart. still over 300 miles away. feeling the effects already. >> absolutely. you can tell you step outside your door. winds starting to pick up. rain is coming in. we are gearing up for the landfall which will occur tomorrow night into tuesday morning. the size of this storm simply stung. more than 1200 mile across in size. no weakening. new intensification around the center of the storm. rain bands beginning to come ashore. latest statistics from the national hurricane center. 952-millibar low. that is very close to record low pressures up and down the carol
>>> this morning, the full scope of sandy's destruction. >> breaking overnight, new power outages in new york city, where hundreds of thousands remain in the dark. and where subways and a major airport are still underwater. but a new day brings promising, new developments. >>> baring the brunt. new jersey shore towns tore apart by sandy. and inland, rescuers continue to save trapped residents. >>> and a little levity overnight. the late-night comics make their return. >>> good morning on this halloween, a holiday in name only today for so many in the wake of sandy. >> let's start with the latest this morning. more than 8 million folks in areas affected by sandy are now without power. >> also, stock markets are reopening today after their two-day unscheduled stop for the storm. meanwhile, jfk and newark airports are also reopening with limited service today. but new york's la guardia airport, looked more like a lake than an airport right now. that remains closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring the areas with governor christie. >> here i
earlier this week due to the storm. the airport is back up and running as normal. sandy caused thousands of flight cancellations to and from destinations along the east coast. laguardia will reopen this morning. it suffered major flooding from sandy and both runways will be open for business. travelers are being asked to contact the the airline. >>> coming up, a man becomes a human hood ornament in a parking lot, this all over a fight for a parking spot. we'll tell you about the charges the driver faces. >> and a zombie expert giving tips on how to prepare for a zombie pandemic, he says it's going to happen so we'll hear what he has to say when we come back. >>> we have some health news for you this morning. a new study questions the use of drugs for pregnant women who may be experiencing symptoms of depression. this report looked at more than 100 studies on certain antidepressants, things like paxil, zoloft, lexapro, and they found that they increased the risk of miscarriage, early delivery and neurological problems in babies. pregnant women need to talk it to their doctor if they're ta
. >> reporter: sandy, what's left, still impacting us with the chilly temperatures, spinning rain and the gray sykes sykes -- gray skies, thank you sandy. the back side of the system. now centered well north of new york and outside the united states. the wrap around flow still bringing in the showers, clouds and basically just less than desirable weather. see a few spits of rain. watch out for the slick road. hour by hour we will look for a few showers going off to drizzle by midnight and will go down to 37 or so first thing tomorrow. that will be chilly. dress warm as you head out the door. we he will talk about how it'll change slightly for the weekend. look where it may rank all time among hurricanes. >> thank you. thousands of our neighbors would still be under their blankets tonight as the power company continues to work to get their lights back on. officials say they expect to have all of the customers have their power back on tomorrow night but in the meantime there are still plenty of downed wires. >> sandy hit new jersey shore harder than almost anywhere else and the president and
brings a weapon to school. >>> tending -- sending though those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> first, an update to the breaking news we first brought you at 5:00. a runner is raped on her morning run. cheryl conner has more from fells point. >> reporter: as we go into the weekend, the police said a rapist is on the run. a victim was jogging between 5 and 7 a.m. in fells point when a man pulled her into a dark area and raped her. he was armed with a knife. a friend of the woman called police a short team later. >> all we know is the suspect was an adult male, possibly wearing a mask and armed with a knife. i don't have a race or height. the reason, the victim is going through a very tough time. >> reporter: anthony guglielmi said they're working with the victim. they hope to relee on surveillance cameras. there are number in the area and all we know about the suspect at this point, an adult male, possibly wearing a mask and armed with a knife. we'll bring you the very latest at 11 and on abc2news.com. we're live at police headquarters, cheryl conner, abc2 news. >>> we no longer have s
to capitalize on sandy, feeling the backlash. mecial.com says an american apparel e-mail offered 20% off clothes to shoppers stuck inside during the storm upset some people. the ad says the discount was in case they were bored during the storm. >>> there was some business that definitely got a boost during the storm. netflix says viewership dumb doubled along the east coast during sandy. the company says there was a huge spike in the number of children's movies that were streamed. they didn't go into overall downloads. >>> for the second time in three years, the san francisco giants are the world series champs. festivities start at 11:00, and they're colors being orange and black, just in time for halloween. >>> well, it is halloween, americans are still in the spirit and willing to spend more this year on decorations, costumes, also candy. an estimated $8 billion will be spent on halloween according to research gathered, and despite sandy, trick or treating in many neighborhoods around still on schedule. >>> there's some good news if you plan on watching horror films this halloween. a new st
-up for hurricane sandy claims another life. i'm cheryl connor with details of a man who died white cut down a tree. >>> sandy is still sending cooler temperatures in ore area. >>> are you trying to figure out what do with all the halloween candy. why not serve our troops overseas. >>> tonight, we may never look at a leaning tree the same again. >> a contractor removing trees in annapolis was killed when a tree fell on him. this is just a horrible story. >>reporter: yeah, absolute awful. he had experience on the job. he was cleaning up after hurricane sandy, just as so many people in the area are doing. a friend called it a freak accident, one his son had to watch. >>reporter: there's absolute hear ache in saint margarets. family and friends gather in a front lawn waiting for their loved one's body to be taken off property. >> just kills me. >>reporter: this man says his friend, 50-year-old santiago lopez were working along side other men, trimming trees damaged by hurricane sandy. they were in the back of this house when lopez was hit by a tree and died instantly. . >> it was an accident. terrible
sandy is bringing so much rain and so much wind. >> and you can stay with our coverage even if you are not on the tv or near it we are streaming live at abc2news.com and abc2 mobile app accessible on ipad and smart devices to. down low it text wmar to 46988 and when the power is out you will be able to stay informed with our live stream. >>> we are going to go over to a break and see what's going on and we will regroup and catch with up you in a bit. this is the big story and what we are tracking all morning hurricane sandy. >> we are megan and we are talking about winds that sandy is churning up. we are seeing close to a gust of 40 miles an hour in kent island. lots of rain to talk about. i will show you the radar. stick around and we will be right back. >> reporter: well, hurricane sandy has shut down the route 50 in ocean city and the heavy rains are causing the camera to shake. we will let you know how the storm will impact baltimore coming up on good morning maryland. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> not ghost or goblins you h
into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, landmark like a ghost town and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force in every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >> this is a special edition of the world news with diane sawyer. good evening and welcome to the one-hour edition of world news and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on the shore wins at 90 miles an hour and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight the extrema weather team is all over the storm and ready to report so let's go to meteorologist ginger who is in the bull's-eye of the storm that is hitting the shore and atlantic city new jersey. gender? >> reporter: we are essentially inside the storm it
saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. unfortunately sandy has left behind a lot of debris outin' the roads. and in baltimore county, it's actually caused a historic whiskey plant in cockiesville to partially collapse. so the northbound lanes of york road are now shut down at railroad avenue. you will want to use warren road, scwann road or even 83 as your alternate routes. there are several accidents working right now. we do have some trouble in baltimore city where there's a crash right on wabash avenue right at northern parkway, and then another accident on hilton parkway at north avenue. for those of you traveling on the beltway, here's a live look right now at the west side at liberty road. traffic moving right along. there are no delays on the inner loop through pikesville. the outer loop nice and clear down towards 95. and this is what 95 looks like downtown, traffic moving right along here at 395. the roads still going to be pretty wet, so take some precaution as you do head out, and unfortunately, we do have another crash to tell you
>>> well sandy is not even here yet, but it is huffing and puffing at our door tonight. >> every summer we race to the waters and it is covering our summer getaway. i'm kelly swoope. >> i'm jamie costello. >> that water was way down earlier today. it is way up tonight. you're feeling the wind. we haven't seen anything yet. >> and jamie and kelly we have been tracking the weather as it deteriorates across the state. through this evening it will get worse overnight and ramp up tomorrow. hurricane sandy. here is a look at her. powerful storm riding up the east coast now. winds up to 75 miles per hour. we have seen zero weakening. but we also feel there could be some slight intense fix as the storm pin whiles its way back into the mid-atlantic states and still taking it up north of the delaware bay, the center point could be at lan tick city, new jersey. the heaviest rains flooding rains across maryland and delaware and significant prolonged high wind gusts in excess of 60, even 70 miles per hour. we have a hurricane warning in effect for the entire chesapeake bay. we will cycle thro
boy at mema headquarters with the latest. >> sandy is picking up speed and strength. it will make landfall between 8 and 10 p.m., which is unfortunate because high tide is scheduled for 8:25. it will be six feet higher. the bay bridge is closed. the at many bridge is closed -- hatem bridge is closed. the 95, the susquehanna is looking close to being closed. they're looking at 85 miles an hour. when that happens it will be closed. tomorrow the governor said mta metro will not run, buses, light rails. also no early voting tomorrow. he said he will try and figure out when we can make up those hours. but for a third day in a row early voting will be closed and state government will be closed for a second day in a row. right now there are about 75,000 people without power in the state of maryland. that is going to continue. we'll have another briefing from governor o'malley at 9:30 this evening. reporting from reisterstown. >> joanne wrote in downtown already has cars under water. >>> all right. we're continuing to track hurricane sandy. it started at 4:00 this morning. >> let's go to
the big story today sandy. she has been the story for a while. what you want to know am i going lose power? is my home going to be flooded. linda so is out live at bwi where flights are delayed and canceled and that's bge's staging area. >> point a hot sot when it comes to flooding when the -- a who the spot when it comes -- hot spot when it comes to flood and we could see it with sandy. >> let's check the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. how is it looking. >> we don't have another update. the next one will be in maybe a little before 8:00. but at the 5:00 advisory look what we had. hurricane sandy winds sustained at 85 miles an hour. so it has begun to strengthen once again. and look at the pressure. 946 it keeps dropping. that is strong intense system that we are dealing with right now. it's about 300 miles east southeast of ocean city and continues to make its way up the coast as we go through the remainder of today. already, dropping plenty of rain across the eastern shore and all this is funneling in from the east to the west. that alone shows you how crazy the s
, destruction and devastation, sandy pounded the east coast for two days. this morning she may be dpon, but the impacts will be -- she may be gone, but the impacts will be long lasting. >>> if you are waking up with power this morning, you are one of the lucky ones, that's for sure, because thousands of people in our area in the dark this morning. bge say they are working on it and they are working around the clock to get those lights back on. thanks for joining us, everybody can breathe a sigh of relief. it appears that we are finally out of the woods. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. during the past two days you heard about sandy's winds, you heard the winds howling outside. the storm was strong. but now we can show you just how strong things really were. check out this new video. you usually don't see those trees on top of homes and cars, but rarely do you see an uprooted tree in action. >> this is on the north shore of long island, an area that was hit so hard. luckily no injuries were reported from this incident. this video, though, so stunning. i actually looked over a
. >> that doesn't mean we were spared. sandy left her mark on downed trees. >> we have two people who have been killed, two from car accidents. one man died what he tree fell on top of him. nationally we have 39 people dying because of this storm so far. >> most of us are just dealing with the podges -- power outages and the cleanup but one family is grieving the death of a father. people have been coming by looking at the home. it's been devastating for the family. >> reporter: the pasadena man who died in the storm was standing in his kitchen when it happened. a large tree in his fronts yard snapped, crashing into the house killing 74-year-old donald ulman. we caught up with cannata's son. he said their last conversation will haunt him for some time. >> was standing in the doorway. he said what's the matter, son. said i'm a little nervous. the trees are swaying. what's your big concern. that a tree might fall on us pop. that's the last i seen of him. he was killed in the kitchen. >> reporter: two other marylanders died in the storm. one in montgomery county, one in prince george's county. bot
of hurricane sandy in salisbury. look at this, crews there working to rescue people from water logged homes. that city is one of many swamped by the super storm's heavy rains and the river like waters even unearthed a couple caskets. this happened at a cemetery in crisfield. those corpses remained in the caskets. >>> the death toll from sandy is up now to four here in our state. it turns out that a contractor working on tree removal in annapolis was killed when one of those trees fell on top of him. it happened yesterday afternoon. another man died earlier this week when a tree fell on his house. the other two deaths were related to car crashes and sandy. >>> as cleanup continues in new york and new jersey, we are receiving incredible videos, search and recovery videos in the efforts of this disaster zone. this is video there helicopter 23 over staten island new york. it's named after 23 new york city police officers who lost their lives on september 11th. the crew performed a rooftop rescue in a flooded neighborhood. they helped five adults and a child trapped get out of their house. >>> a
develop into your weekend. >> thank you. the clean up from sandy continues in new york and new jersey. >> brandy hitt is in lower manhattan with almost no power. >> reporter: three days after sandy made landfall thousands of families in hobeken are still trapped by floodwaters. >> it's really scary. we don't have that much food. we spared a little bit. >> reporter: while national guard rescues people stranded here fires continue to burn further south where homes have been flattened. >> you hear the gas, for days,. >> reporter: it's gone in to the streets because crews can't reach the area to turn it off. >> you never really expected this to be this bad. >> reporter: help and relief is being delivered but frustration is growing. at howard beach entire working class neighborhoods have been destroyed and people feel they have been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored
are tracking hurricane sandy with maryland's most powerful radar an helping you to repair to to -- prepare to keep your family safe. >> here is more. let's start off with wyatt. the big question is where is sandy? see is less than 400 miles from chartston, south carolina, a solid category 1 hurricane. 6miles per hour. relative to our state just under 750 miles south of ocean city and it will be in our area as we go into sun day-night and early monday. you can see it is a large circulation here. our nighttime infrared satellite view, you can see a couple didn't areas of storm structure here. we expect this to move north during the next 48 hours. gives you an idea there is not that much time left. highly concerning as of the 11:00 updated track from the national hurricane center, just a slight shift to the north that would bring it into the delaware bear, southern part of the new jersey. it could spare maryland from the worst affects of the storm. >> we're going to keep a sharp eye on sandy and we'll have much more to break down the storm with two meteorologists in just minutes. >> thanks. >
, now, good morning maryland. >> a monster is on the way and you should expect the worst. sandy means business this morning. we are working for you this morning with every thing that you need to know to keep you and your family safe. thanks for joining us it's monday morning. we have extended live team coverage of hurricane sandy the big story today. >> all right. let's get to meteorologist lynette charles who is tracking the storm letting us know when it could make its way into maryland. >> yes. as i say the next 24 hours is where we are looking at it to make landfall in the southern new jersey so with that we are going to be very windy and very rany and we have storm surge and also flooding that's going to be taking place. so it's staying strong. the wind sustained now at about 85 miles an hour. still moving off towards the north and it has not quite yet takeent westerly jog that the -- taken the westerly jog that will set its ice on us. we are dealing with plenty of rain pushing into the area. we can still see how large this system is. and these winds tropical storm force winds ext
in the first 24 hours of sandy. jeff hager is live with our team coverage. we hear you caught up with some of the crews. they've really been working hard. >> bge pulled in crews from as far away as florida, texas, new mexico to help restore power. it's helped to clear the outages. they faced a similar scene, clearing a large tree and the broken telephone pole that sent a transformer crashing to the ground. while homeowners felt fortunate the super storm didn't produce the kind of damage you might see from a direct hit, they do miss some common comfort. >> you walk into a room. the first thing you want to do is flip a light on and running water because we're on well here. just your daily showers and running water and flushing the commodes and just that sort of thing that you take for granted. >> reporter: appreciate it but that's not everyone. back live now, you see the big tree along register. a number of power lines. last night five bge trucks showed up but no one to cut the trees to make room for them to make the necessary electrical retears, something we saw during the duratio. certainl
will have more as we continue with team coverage and the aftermath of hurricane now super storm sandy. >> the story is going to be the flooding and we are not done with the rain, we are not done with the winds but hopefully not as bad as what we heard last night. >> lynette charles is standing by with where we stands today and a look ahead. >>> you can see we have lots of rain, i'm going to step out of the way, maryland's most powerful radar, the yellows, oranges, heavy rain bands coming in. ocean city, see the yellows and oranges. the rain will continue to work in as we go throughout the day. we have snow back across western maryland, also in to west virginia, they could be rereceiving 2-3 feet. we dealt with five inches yesterday. that will continue as we go throughout the day. not only will we have the rain piling up, but the winds as well. these are the current winds sustained about 9 shady side. haverly grace 17. winds gusts are a lot more and those are your tropical storm forced wind gusts we are dealing with. 66 frederick. that's the big one, 48 shady side. we are looking at 46
, road flooded, trees toppled, at least 50 deaths now blamed on superstorm sandy. those stories straight ahead. we're going to look at all that damage and talk school closings. good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. the storm knocked out power lines for 8 million people across 17 states, as far west as michigan. and today president barack obama will head to new jersey to take a look at the damage caused by sandy. >> yeah, it's bad up there. and abc 2 news' renee marsh is live this morning in hoboken, new jersey, an area that was hit very hard. she's going to show us some of the damage and tell us how the national guard was called in. >>reporter: well, president obama will visit hard-hit new jersey today, and in this hoboken area, the mayor says that some 15,000 to 20,000 people remain trapped inside of their homes because of flood waters. now the national guard is here to help rescue some of those people, but this is just one of many neighborhoods still suffering from sandy's wrath. residents across the eastern seaboard are beginning to pick up the pieces in
week out there -- out there. you have the cold weather behind sandy that dominated the news well past wednesday. a lot of people are in the dark. >> i that i lot of people are he had ay for warmer temperatures and maybe some sunshine. if we can dream. >> lynette. >> right. i might be able to do one of those for you. and that's the sunshine. and a little more sunshine into the weekend but we will stay cold. sandy shifted the weather pattern. remember before sandy we were in indian summer temperatures in the 70s. not so much. we are coming in below that. very cold mornings now coming in at 38 degrees in owings mills and we are also going to be seeing 37 in reisterstown right now and that will continue even over into west friendship. you need the big coat this morning and make sure to dress your kids that way. dress yourself that way. and as you head out the door this morning because we are going to be feeling it. picking up where we left off from yesterday and the day before that. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. this is going to be the change of the day. yes, we have had plenty o
are without power. >> and baltimore is lepping a hand to new jersey in the aftermath of sandy. we are sending two ambulances and a total of five emergency responders. the crews showed up before four at public training safety academy on northern parkway to pack up with emergency supplies. they are going to atlantic city new jersey. they expect to spend the next seven to ten days helping victims. >> three hour ride, really hits home. it's how close sandy came to hitting us. charlie took that ride north to show us how lucky we are. >> reporter: charlie with you here. reporting in atlantic city. it took the full force of sandy and we are here to give you the idea of how maryland was spared from this monster storm and who better than someone who rode it out here in atlantic city. john is with us here. i'm assuming you and your wife maybe rode it out from a couple floors up. >> of course. kitchen, bedroom, floors,. >> reporter: -- everybody says get out, get out. people can't get in. >> there was a couple things. we have our own generator. we had power. we had the gas companies, always working.
hospitals are doing to put victims' minds at ease. >> and a look at sandy from a different point of view. before and after shots of the monster storm you do not want to miss on this friday, november 2nd good morning. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. finally friday if there was a week when we were blade glad to see it -- glad to see it this is it. >> one person who deserves a break from the week is lynette charles are you happy it's friday? >> if you go to my facebook page, woo ha all righty. let's talk about what's going on. we are hoping for sunshine but as we look at maryland's most powerful radar we are nice and dry for the most part. let's zoom in to some areas. the only area really that is looking at snow and this is in pennsylvania right now. you get a little mixture there. but all in all, basically dry and we will get the clouds mixing in with the sunshine going throughout the day. be prepared fothat. also, be prepared for cold conditions once again this morning. chestertown is at 42 right now. and as we go into towson we are at 40 and hickory at
burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn't take. and then come together. something that the governor expressed as h
to capitalize on superstorm sandy. they sent out an ad saying that people can shop if they're bored. people were upset that the company with try it make mon am i off a deadly storm. >> if your house is on the market, be careful what you may see on the listing. and, also, they're still haunting us. we'll take you inside a local ghost tour trying to dig up the haunted history. anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >>> tousing our superstorm sandy -- continuing our superstorm sandy coverage. >> abc2 news roosevelt leftwich rep
's matt gutman, he's been wading through it day and night. >> and hurricane sandy is such an unusual storm. a once in a generation event. sam is leading our team coverage from lower manhattan. and, sam, what exactly makes sandy so different and so powerful? >> oh, george, there's a huge list about this storm. but first, let's start with the size of this thing. we're going to show you the 3-d satellite. you're going to see the clouds that stretch from well, really, bermuda all the way up the coastline to hudson bay and canada and beyond the arctic circle. with the 3-d view, you can actually see there's been a little center. we've seen some eye in the storm and then it starts to go away. some people are surprised the storm going north gained a little strength overnight. and it did that because it moved into the warmer waters of the gulf stream. it runs off the eastern seaboard and it gives that storm the little oomph that it needs before tell heads to the coastline. all the experts are still pointing to the storm just to the shoreline around 1:00 this morning, somewhere near the atlantic cit
has sandy changed the race? >>> and the video going viral you've got to see. a toddler in tears because she's just had it with the election. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. we begin with the latest in sandy's aftermath. the storm is now being blamed for at least 74 deaths. more than 6 million people are without power, spread throughout 15 states. >> natural gas fires are burning in or threatening several communities, particularly in new jersey. and another airport, new york's la guardia, reopens today with limited service. >> inching towards normalcy. >>> in new york this morning, more signs of life getting back to routine. the city's massive subway system is roaring back to life. except in hard-hit manhattan. >> more power is being restored to that area, as well. that's where we find abc's mark greenblatt once again this morning. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning to you. right now, the death toll from hurricane sandy stands at a grisly 74. and over in new jersey, there's a looming threat ona and
. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin this friday with some powerful images, all from sandy's aftermath. first up, people waiting hours for gasoline. long lines. this one, in long island, new york. efforts to resupply the region are now taking top priority. >> in new jersey, a brand-new opening in the barrier island on which the devastated community of seaside heights. testimony to the storm's power. >> and a woman surveying what is left of her new jersey home. the wreckage there, like a bomb went off. >>> amid all the devastation, there are incremental steps towards normalcy being made. limited amtrak service resumes today along the heavily-traveled northeast corridor. >> crews in manhattan are trying to make good on a promise to restore all power by tomorrow. on top of that, three navy ships, loaded with supplies, arrived here in new york later today. all of this adds up, of course, to a difficult situation. as abc's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old peop
not by water, flood, sandy but by fire. tonight what we seen is ople he people, they are people with a lot of pride to them. they are keeping the pride tonight and going the people i have spoken to said they will rebuild and they will get through this. that was coming from a producer from abc. this is what it looked like inside a train station in new jersey. all mass trance it in the area remain shutdown as well as three airports, about 10,000 flights nationwide are currently grounded thanks to sandy. the connections of manhattan, brooklyn, the systems could be shutdown for a week as a result of the flood waters. music: guitar, clapping and whistling throughout. multivitamin coming in. on it chief! look alive people! smooth and steady guys. everything on schedule down here? yep, pretty regular. nice job. keep it strong. thanks. onward and upward! vo: launch your day. ...with the multivitamin made with 26 fruits and vegetables plus extra b-vitamins... ...for energy. alive. start feeling it. >>> that you can for stay withing us this morning. we are staying on the air to keep you safe and kee
>>> super storm sandy, she is here, blamed for two deaths in the state of maryland, a lot of places up and down the east coast, are a mess on this tuesday morning. thank you for joining us. we went on early for you today. >> i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. team coverage throughout the day for you here in the aftermath of hurricane now super storm sandy, on the right, you see a life shot, hamdon, beneath the jfx, baltimore cities we will have a live report from sherrie johnson and on the left, new york city, moments ago, president barack obama has announced a disaster area declaration for new york and long island. >> we will cover both of those communities. what are we in store for today? >>> the worst -- >> woe, woe. >> we got rains we got lots of rain yesterday, we are going to get lots of rain today. we will see some of that today as well. i can't say the wore is over. all i can say is sandy made landfall. it could stall out for a bit and begin to move off towards the north. todays we are going to see hefty winds and alplenty of rain. we can see that behind me as we loo
morning maryland. >> he said i want to go home. i told him. >> the devastation caused by sandy is taking an emotional toll on a father. >> all right. so much coming up for you on this friday november 2nd good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. we have seen it sandy may be gone but she is having a huge impact not just here but other places. >> recovery is taking place and it's going to take quite a while in a number of areas. the scenes are all too familiar long lines and people waiting for gas and public transportation and still with no power or clean water in the northeast. >> let's go out to renee marsh live this morning in new york city. >> reporter: we are in midtown manhattan there's power but 25 blocks from here, people in lower manhattan, they are still in the dark. four days after super storm sandy tempers are high. >> we are going to die. you don't understand you got to get your trucks here on this corner. now. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer met this woman while touring a water logged neighborhood. >> this is the wo
there's clorox bleach. >>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. in this down-to-the-wire race, how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. look at this. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are now working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker managed to convince 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this man went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there overnight, exclusively, for the b
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hideous hybrid of hurricane and wier storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit? how long will it last? our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of co
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